Samuel Adams Octoberfest | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest
BA SCORE
3.67/5
7,600 Ratings
Samuel Adams OctoberfestSamuel Adams Octoberfest
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,887
Reviews:
2,182
Ratings:
7,600
pDev:
13.9%
Bros Score:
3.54
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
2,045
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,600 |  Reviews: 2,182
Photo of ScottP
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Greywulfken
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bravo restaurant in Boston... Medium amber with a thick finger of foam on top... Mild wood and toffee with subdued hints of fruit and spice; medium-light weight, mildly hoppy, smooth... not a big drinker of the style but this struck me as rather average...

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Photo of cdub70085
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mando31
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 88caprice
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Look: medium copper color. Clear. Nice thick head. Substantial lacing.
Smell: well... not much happening. A little sour. Some sweet malts.
Taste: good, somewhat average for the style. Metallic. Fruit skins. Bready.
Feel: a little thin.

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Photo of EmeraldMist
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on draft.

Look - Clear amber in color with lighter copper hues, two fingers of foamy khaki head float on top, minimal lacing.
Aroma - Sweet and woody, faint oak, grainy, floral spice somewhere in the mix.
Taste - Dry up front, slightly bitter wood notes, malts are fairly complex for this style, I get notes of caramel, pretzel, brown sugar and bread crust, sweetness is where it should be. Hops are hidden in the back but do lend some faint zesty/leafy notes. The finish is very much like the initial taste, dry and earthy.
Feel - Light to medium body, carbonation is perfect, creamy but refreshing.

Overall - I love this beer and look forward to it every year. Autumn in a glass.

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Photo of Tbone2131
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ben1313
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbehlar
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deonreds
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gmartin75
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IBUBrew
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmmbeer89
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tcsox
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hephaestos
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bicyclesandbeer
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slowjamcdub
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good beer and very underrated!!!! One of the best Oktoberfest

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Photo of brocktune
2.82/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Glowingz
3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Khaack
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of golf4collet
3.17/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DaveCash
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jmmochowski
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Strohm
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Samuel Adams Octoberfest from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 7,600 ratings
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